from Fox News
A Vatican official says Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint.
The ANSA news agency said a commission of cardinals and bishops met Tuesday to consider the case and signed off on it, leaving only Pope Francis to approve it. A Vatican official confirmed that the decision had been taken some time back and that Tuesday's meeting was essentially a formality.
One possible canonization date is Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a major feast day for the Catholic Church. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because canonization cases are covered by pontifical secret, confirmed reports in La Stampa newspaper that John Paul could be canonized together with Pope John XXIII, who called the Second Vatican Council. [John XXIII had a miracle?]
Hmmm... anti-Vatican II peeps would be smelling a conspiracy about this for fast tracking the cause of two popes closely associated with the controversial council.
Makes you wonder why the cause of Pius XII is not even moving.
For all I have read about the great pope, he should have been beatified first than John XXIII, in all honesty.
There goes the historical revisionists who claim Pius XII did nothing during the war, blah, blah and more blah.
Why would the prime minister of Israel hail Pius XII's effort to save the Jews during the war, after the pontiff's death?
And then suddenly, you have legend and myth writers, who were not even born yet when Pius XII reigned claiming otherwise.
The smell of anti-Catholicism.
Rejoice for the news of John Paul's impending canonization!
On the other hand...
PIUS XII, Santo Subito!!!